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Learning disability

Over 1.2 million people in England have a learning disability and face significant health inequalities compared with the rest of the population. People with a learning disability and autistic people across all ages have the right to the same opportunities as anyone else to live satisfying and valued lives, and to be treated with dignity and respect. This includes access to a home of their own within their community, and being able to develop and maintain relationships, and have the support needed to live healthy, safe and rewarding lives.

Delivery areas

Our key delivery areas across learning disability and autism in workforce, education and training include:

Further information:

Contact us 

For general enquires about any of the information or work discussed on this page, email the national learning disability and autism team england.learningdisability@nhs.net.

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